ARBITRATOR SETTLES LABOR DISPUTE

An additional of one (1) day for August 21, 2018 holiday will be paid to each employee  for union members of Igloo Philippines Labor Union (IPLU) who did not work on said date  after AVA Elmer D. Nitura settled their voluntary arbitration case, Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr. announced recently.

Orihuela, in her report to OIC Director Maria Teresita L. Cancio, said that the union initially filed a Notice to Arbitrate Case (NTA) against Igloo Supply Chain Philippines, Inc. claiming holiday pay for August 21, 2018 (Ninoy Aquino Day) per CBA and legal holiday pay for Ed’l Adha.  Later, they decided to submit to voluntary arbitration the issues of: 1.) Union asking for double compensation for August 21, 2018 (200% pay for those who did not work; and, 2.) Whether or not August 21, 2018 as Ninoy Aquino day be paid of holiday pay as provided for the CBA and likewise be paid of holiday pay as Ed’l Adha.

After two (2) hearings, or on January 15, 2019, the parties appeared and informed AVA Nitura that they have agreed to settle the issue following the guidelines and parameters explained to them by AVA Nitura during the initial hearing on December 04, 2018.  AVA Nitura released an Order dated January 15, 2019 on January 24, 2019, approving the agreement and considered it closed and terminated.

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Through NTA 3rd Assistant Engineer receives his claims

Manila – Through NTA, a 3rd assistant engineer seaman received his claims after the parties forged a compromise agreement recently, Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr. said.

Mr. Afrio F. Dorde who hails from Iloilo City, received his claims last February 22, 2019 for a total amount of P4,653,000.00 as evidenced by the parties’ Joint Motion to Dismiss with Release of All Rights.

Conciliator-Mediator Esperanza P. Rodriguez who facilitated the settlement said that Mr. Dorde sought assistance last August 07, 2018 for total and permanent disability benefits, medical and transportation reimbursement under the CBA, damages and attorney’s fees against EastGate Maritime Corporation.

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CONCILIATION-MEDIATION PAVES THE WAY FOR THE PAYMENT OF A MOTORMAN CLAIMS

A motorman received a total of P3,156,060.00 in disability benefits as per CBA following the successful settlement of his complaint through Conciliation-Mediation. The complaint was initially filed as Notice to Arbitrate, which the Branch successfully settled after it exerted all efforts to effect settlement.

Edgar C. Pilapil was repatriated due to alleged medical ailments sometime January 2018 after working on board M/V “VIGDIS KNUTSEN”, filed a complaint on August 30, 2018 for full disability benefits, compensatory moral and exemplary damages and attorney’s fees against  his employer, Knutsen Philippines, Inc.

Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch – NCR Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr., in his report to OIC Executive Director Maria Teresita L. Cancio, said the complaint of Pilapil was successfully settled on October 25, 2018, after series of conciliation meetings presided by conciliator-mediator Francis A. Gonzalo, Jr..  Cancio commended RCMB-NCR conciliator-mediator Gonzalo for facilitating the settlement.

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CONCILIATION-MEDIATION PAVES THE WAY FOR THE PAYMENT OF A CAFÉ ATTENDANT CLAIMS

A Café Attendant received a total of P1, 831,445.00 in disability benefits as per CBA following the successful settlement of his complaint through Conciliation-Mediation. The complaint was initially filed as Notice to Arbitrate.  The Branch succeeded in settling the case after it exerted all efforts to effect possible settlement.

Mr. Alvin O. Delos Reyes was repatriated due to alleged medical ailments after working on board M/T “OVATION OF THE SEAS”, filed a complaint on January 18, 2018 for illness allowance, medical reimbursement, disability benefits as per CBA, attorney’s fees and other damages against his employer, RCCL Crew Management, Inc.

Regional Conciliation and Mediation Branch – NCR Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr. , in his report to Executive Director Shirley M. Pascual, said the complaint of Mr. Delos Reyes was successfully settled on July 17, 2018, after series of conciliation meetings presided by conciliator-mediator Cresencia M. Pawingi. Pascual commended RCMB-NCR conciliator-mediator Pawingi for facilitating the settlement.

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Cook Gets P 1.8 M in settlement of his claims

The complaint of Arthur D. Bernisca for disability benefits based on CBA was settled after the issue was submitted to conciliation-mediation on February 14, 2018.

In the Branch’s report to Executive Director Shirley M. Pascual, Bernisca filed a Notice to Arbitrate against his manning agency, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation before the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-National Capital Region, alleging non-payment of his disability benefits under the CBA, sickness allowance, damages and attorney’s fees.

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RCMB NCR conducts Area-Wide Labor Education Seminar for MUNTAPARLAS Cluster: “An LMC Convergence of Programs”

Manila – In compliance to the directive of RCMB-NCR Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr. to conduct an intensified Area-wide Labor Education for all the clusters in the National Capital Region (NCR), the RCMB-NCR branch conducted another Area-wide Labor Education Seminar for MUNTAPARLAS area.

“Actually, this is the fifth time that we had this kind of seminar with the three clusters.  The first one was in Quezon City and second one was in CAMANAVA,” Orihuela said.

“The seminar was in coordination and partnership with A Society of Advocates for Peace and Progress (ASAPP) and DOLE as part of convergence of programs,” Orihuela added.

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RCMB-NCR TO CONDUCT AN AREA-WIDE LABOR EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH LMC CONVERGENCE OF PROGRAMS FOR CAMANAVA CLUSTER

Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-National Capital Region Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr., announced today that the Branch will conduct an Area-Wide Labor Education Seminar with LMC Convergence of Programs fpr CAMANAVA Cluster on April 17, 2018 at the Maricopa Hotel & Restaurant Co., Inc. No. 003 Poblacion II, Maysan Road, Valenzuela City.

“Hopefully, the seminar with the companies in the areas of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela will result in more companies embracing LMCs and GMs as a way of life, “Orihuela said.

“Our objectives in doing this kind of seminar are as follows: 1 To facilitate and maintain compliance with Labor Laws, address decent work deficits, foster harmonious labor-management relationship and industrial peace, and increase productivity and competiveness of enterprises; 2. To reiterate to the NCR companies/establishments their role in the maintenance of industrial peace in the region; and 3. To encourage NCR companies to join ASAPP’s industrial peace advocacy-an implementing arm of the Board in the promotion of its programs and services, “ Orihuela added.

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RCMB NCR conducts Area-Wide Labor Education Seminar for Quezon City Cluster: “An LMC Convergence of Programs”

A one-day orientation seminar on LMC Convergence of Programs for various companies in Quezon City was held at the ICON Hotel, along Timog Avenue corner Tomas Morato in Diliman, Quezon City on 16 March 2018.

“It was attended by various organized and unorganized companies from the Quezon Areas. Forty One (41) companies in Quezon City were represented in the seminar with a total of 82 participants,” Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr., said.

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RCMB-NCR Settles NOS case of GoodYear Steel Pipe Corporation

The notice of strike filed by the GoodYear Steel Pipe Corporation Employee’s Union -AGLO has been settled, NCMB Executive Director Shirley M. Pascual announced recently.

Pascual, citing a report from Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr., said that the Union filed the notice of strike case against the firm on 30 January 2018 on account of massive dismissal, union busting, violation of CBA, harassment, coercion of security guards, among other.

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RCMB-NCR Settles Chief Cook Claims

A chief cook was paid a total of P 2,308,635.00 in monetary benefits after the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board (RCMB) National Capital Region settled his complaint through the conciliation-mediation services, Director Feliciano R. Orihuela, Jr., announced recently.

Orihuela, in her report to Executive Director IV Shirley M. Pascual, said that Benjamin M. Manalese, Jr., who used to work as a chief cook of CF Sharp Crew Management, Inc., on board M/V  “MSC CHICAGO” sought the assistance of RCMB- NCR on November 28, 2017 claiming total & permanent disability benefits and Attorney’s fees.

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